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coin
Pronunciation: /kwɛ̃/

Translation of coin in English:

nom masculin

  • 1 (angle) un coin de table/serviette
    the corner of a table/napkin
    dans un coin
    in a corner
    au coin de la rue
    on the corner of the street
    à tous les coins de rue il y a des policiers/banques à tous les coins de rue
    there's a policeman/bank on every street corner
    un placard/une étagère qui fait le coin
    a corner cupboard/shelf
    regarder dans tous les coins
    to look everywhere ou all over the place
    les coins et les recoins
    the nooks and crannies
    aux quatre coins de la ville/du globe or du monde
    all over the town/the world
    rester/travailler dans son coin
    to stay/to work in one's own little corner
    aller au coin (punition)
    to go and stand in the corner
    j'ai dû poser mon sac dans un coin
    I must have put my bag down somewhere
    assis au coin du feu
    sitting by the fire
    une causerie au coin du feu
    a fireside chat
    avoir un coin à soi dans la maison
    to have a corner of one's own in the house

also: coin(-)

  • (in compounds) coin-repas/-salon
    dining/living area
    coin-rangement/-bureau
    storage/work area

Idioms

je n'aimerais pas le rencontrer au coin d'un bois

I wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night ou in a dark alley

jouer aux quatre coins

(five players fight it out for four corners)

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